Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Good News of Apple Cider Vinegar-- How I lost weight without really trying

I have some GOOD NEWS!!!  I just can't keep to myself, in fact I want to shout it from the mountain tops!  I want to tell every person I meet about it and convert them!!!   I've been changed! I've found a miracle-worker!! Hallelujah!  I am a believer!!  A believer in the all mighty-- APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (ACV)

Now as any good believer should, I am going to share with you my testimony... the story of how ACV has changed me for good!

For years, I have suffered from a good amount of congestion.... I used to say I had smoker's lungs even though I have never been a smoker.  Most every morning I would wake up hacking and coughing, hacking and coughing up phlegm.   I would loose my voice several times a year for many days at a time.... most of the winters my voice was a raspy octave lower than its usual because of my congestion.   

Last summer (2012,)  I was dealing with having no voice for the 4th day in a row, my friend Suzanne made me a cup of hot tea with a teaspoon of ACV and a little honey and by the time I finished my cup, my voice started to come back!!!  I was amazed!  And it didn't even taste bad.

So this fall, before the onset of my usual raspy voice winter set in, I decided to make a cup of ACV-honey-tea a part of my daily ritual.  The health benefits have been amazing, when I have had the bad luck of catching a virus, the affects have never lasted long and I have not needed any medicine to deal with it.   My hair is more shiny than ever, and seems to be growing faster, and my skin even looks less blotchy.

One affect that I had not even anticipated is the best of all.  Apple Cider Vinegar has helped me loose weight -- I can't say how much because I don't own a scale--but that story is  a whole other blog post! I do know that before starting my ACV regimen my waist measurement was 31.inches and now it is 28.5 inches.  The amazing thing is, I have lost weight over the holiday months --the months that I usually gain weight. I haven't been working out as much as I used to, on average I've only gone to two Jazzercise 60 minute classes a week.  I haven't been eating super clean at all, I never pig out.. but I have had french fries, pizza,  chocolate, cakes and cookies... I have NOT been dieting in the least. But yet I am shrinking!!!  I have never been the girl with great metabolism that can eat whatever she wants.. most of my life I have struggled with my weight, (click HERE for more on that) I have tried many diets and many miracle supplements and nothing has ever compared to the power of ACV!

Here are a couple of comparisons from before ACV and now.. you can really see a change in my legs!!

I am wearing the same pair of jeans in both pictures
but in the photo on the right the fit in a much more flattering way.

The difference in my thighs is incredible!!

So by now, you are probably a believer.. I have shared the gospel and you're ready to convert!   You might be asking these questions:

What kind of Apple Cider Vinegar should I get? 
Any brand is fine as long as it is organic, unfiltered, and raw.. BRAGG'S is the grand daddy of ACV and  you will be safe if you choose them.

Where can I buy a bottle of ACV?
You can get it at almost any grocery store, especially stores with a large health food section.  You can find it at health food stores, like Whole Foods for certain.

How do you take a dose of ACV?
I know some people who just drink a teaspoon of acv in a glass of water, other people shoot it straight (but it tastes awful that way so you have to be pretty hard core)  I add a teaspoon or so in a cup of hot raspberry flavored black tea with a teaspoon of honey.

How often do you drink Apple Cider Vinegar?
I just take my ACV once a day.  If I am feeling sick I drink it as many times as I can in a day to ward away the illness. Some say, if you are taking ACV especially for weight loss then you should take a teaspoon of it before each meal.  The rule is at least once a day, but you can probably never take too much.

What are all the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar?
There are far too many for me to list. It has helped me with my congestion, with sinus infections, with growing my hair, with my skin, with getting over the common cold quickly and even with loosing weight.. but for more information  visit one of these websites:


  1. How long have you been taking it Dev? :)

    1. I have been taking it daily since about mid October 2012... the cool thing is I didnt diet in the least.. I fully enjoyed my holiday foods, and have made way too many trips to the drive through for a McChicken... and yet I still got results. I started taking it just for health purposes, didn't expect in the least to loose weight.

  2. so this really works? i love BRAGGS and have it right in front of me and need to lose weight and wondered if it worked

    1. It for sure helped me... its not a fast-acting fix though... but if you incorporate it into you daily diet, I'm sure you will experience positive effects, whether its weight loss, energy increase, or over all wellness :)